What is going on this Fall at the RAC? Check It Out!

It’s time for the new semester! After moving into your new place and preparing for your classes, what’s next? If you’re looking for a way to occupy your time, why not use that time toward fitness and wellness. Otherwise known as FUN!

At the Recreation Activity Center (RAC), Campus Recreation and Intramurals (CRI) organize classes and events for students to participate in. There is so much to choose from. Even I get over whelmed with the variety of programs available.

There are different programs and activities available in Fitness, Aquatics, Club Sports, Intramural Sports, Southern Adventures, and Wellness.

Many Georgia Southern students take advantage of the Group Fitness classes offered on a daily basis. Most classes such as Awesome Abs, Yoga, Southern Sculpt, and Spin will be returning this semester. You will find there are some new and revamped classes. A Georgia Southern favorite, Zumba has been renamed as Cardio Dance. Stepilicious is a new step aerobics class that integrates dance. Flirty Girl Fitness, a class added during the summer, will be returning to the fall as a non-stop cardio dance class that is designed to help empower women. Students can Spin To Win in a new instructional spinning class that focuses on the technical aspects of competitive cycling. Students can attend any class that interests them while conveniently fitting group fitness into their daily schedule. Below is a schedule of the Group Fitness classes held throughout the week.

There is also a new fitness program available to students this semester. Madness in the Meadows (Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm) offers an alternative means of training. Participants will use equipment such as tires, concrete blocks, sledge hammers and more. If you get bored with the same old workout routine, this is a great program for you to register for. In order to participate, stop by the member services desk to sign up. Space is limited to 20 participants each week.

Show your school spirit as you run/walk the True Blue 5K. Enjoy the Georgia Southern Scenery along with a brand new race course. All participants will receive a free t-shirt, and the race winner will receive a prize.

Get you Hula on with Pool-A-Palooza! On September 6, 2011 students can enjoy a pool party at the RAC outdoor pool from 7-10pm. Bring your friends and enjoy free food and prizes!

Stay cool! Play some Inner Tube Water Polo with friends from 8-10pm on these dates.

Played a competitive sport in high school? You can attend the Club Sports Fair on Monday, August 29, 2011. Even though experience is preferred, some sports open spots for inexperienced athletes. For a list of Club Sports visit the Club Directory.

Students heavily participate in Intramural Sports at Georgia Southern. Students can sign up individually or on teams. Students can play Flag Football, Soccer, Dodgeball, Tennis, Softball, and MORE! Check out the Intramural Sports website for more information!

Southern Adventures offers clinics and trips to students. Students can learn how to make gourmet smores or how to rock climb through these clinics. Students can use these clinics to prepare themselves for the Southern Adventures trips or a trip on their own. Students can start signing up for the Southern Adventure Trips on the first day of school. Students vary from Whitewater Rafting to Backpacking. These trips go fast, so sign up ASAP! If you’re planning an adventure of your own, you can rent equipment from Southern Adventures.

Looking for a challenge? Participate in a 4-5 mi race held on Monday, October 28, 2011, that includes running, canoeing, cycling, and other mystery challenges. Grab a partner and have fun with the Iron Eagle Challenge! The winners will receive a prize.

The LivinGreen 30 Day Challenge starts on September 1, 2011. This program educates students about the negative effects of their behavior on the environment. Students who participate will learn some guidelines and information that will allow them to reduce their impact.

There you have it! A fall preview to make you aware of some of the programs available to students at the RAC this semester. That isn’t all either! To learn more about different events, programs, and the facility, visit the CRI website!


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